spanish stew

I think I made the best smoothie ever this morning!

In the mix:

  • 1.25 cups coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1.5 cups frozen mango
  • 2 tbsp hemp protein powder
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • topped with 2 tbsp Galaxy Granola

It was refreshing and filling, just what I needed after my run.

Before my awesome smoothie breakfast, I went for a run this morning.  I waited until the sun came up, and ran along the water.  It was a sunny morning with a small breeze that kept me from getting to hot.  Absolutely gorgeous!  I love running during daylight – a big change from morning winter running.  I covered 5.8 miles in 50 minutes – not too bad.

The smoothie kept me full until lunchtime, when I had some leftovers from last night.

Veggie & Brown Rice Stir-fry with Kale Chips.

Surprisingly, the kale chips held up well.  Still crunchy and salty, just the way I like them.

I also tried a new yogurt – Wallaby Yogurt.  They were on sale for 50 cents each a Whole Foods (regularly $.99), so I gave them a try.  Plus, the flavors sound unbelievable – Strawberry Guava, Pear, Vanilla Bean, Dulce de Leche – yum!  It was surprisingly good!  The people who started the company, loved the yogurt in Australia so much, that they recreated it once home.

Wallaby is a thick and creamy yogurt, but not as thick and creamy as greek yogurt.  It was a little sweet, but great as a lunchtime treat!

I was too busy this afternoon to get hungry, but I did snack on a granola bar.

Then, tried something new and simple for dinner tonight – Amy’s Spanish Rice & Red Bean Soup.  This was sent to me months ago to try out with a few other soups.

This soup was really really good!  I am not a huge fan of canned soups, but this one really surprised me as other’s of Amy’s Soups have.  It was full of beans, veggies and rice and tasted good with just a hint of spice.

Amy’s Spanish Rice and Red Beans is a robust soup that combines organic brown rice with organic red beans, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, corn and green chiles.  I sprinkled a little cheese on top.

And, a side of toasted pita triangles and grilled peppers (stolen from Brant’s dinner!) for dipping.

It was a great dinner!  I would definitely buy this soup again.  The ingredients are great: (VEGAN) FILTERED WATER, ORGANIC TOMATOES, ORGANIC ONIONS, ORGANIC RED BEANS, ORGANIC BELL PEPPERS, ORGANIC ZUCCHINI, ORGANIC CORN, ORGANIC BROWN RICE, ORGANIC GREEN CHILES, ORGANIC GARLIC, SEA SALT, ORGANIC HIGH OLEIC SAFFLOWER AND/OR SUNFLOWER OIL, ORGANIC CILANTRO, ORGANIC SPICES, ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, ORGANIC CRACKED BLACK PEPPER.

140 calories per serving, 2.5 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein, 24 grams of carbs and 690 mg of sodium.  Like most canned soups, this does have a decent amount of sodium.  However, it is much less than others.

Now, I’m thinking about coconut milk ice cream!

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2 Responses

  1. I love to put cheese on top of Amy’s soups too! They are pretty good for when you want an easy dinner.

  2. That smoothie does sound good! I love coconut water but haven’t ever thought to put it in a smoothie…awesome idea!

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